LOST CONCERT RECORDINGS:

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Quicklist:


1966
London Fog
1967
Avalon Ballroom
Portland
1968
Feast Of Friends
London Roundhouse
1969
Mexico
Seattle Pop Festival
1970
Felt Forum
Denver
San Diego

1966

London Fog


Date: Exact Date Unknown - March xx, 1966
Location: West Hollywood - CA
Venue: The London Fog
Taper: Private

History:
Sourced from an audience member and friend of the band, a second reel accompanying the recently announced 7 track reel from the London Fog is missing. Photographs taken by the taper during these sets are intact. This recording was made during The Doors debut performances at this venue.

Tracklist:
(Unknown)

1967

Avalon Ballroom


Date: Exact Date Unknown - Possibly April 1967
Location: San Francisco - CA
Venue: Avalon Ballroom
Taper: Unknown

History:
Originally recorded by KSAN radio in San Francisco, there is good reason to believe more than three songs were originally recorded by the station and later broadcast. The exact date of the Avalon Ballroom recordings are unknown.

Known Tracks:
-Moonlight Drive
      -Fishes For Your Friends
-Back Door Man
-Who Do You Love

Portland Memorial Coliseum


Date: 12/02/1967
Location: Portland - OR
Venue: Portland Memorial Coliseum
Taper: Mark Malicoat & Peter Bauer

History:
For a late 60's teen magazine, two high school students publish an article indicating that they recorded The Doors performance at the Portland Memorial Coliseum as well as a short Q&A with Jim Morrison following the show. The recordings whereabouts are unknown. The show is cut short, and the article states that performances of 'The Crystal Ship', '20th Century Fox', and 'The End' were not given.

Tracklist:
Back Door Man
Soul Kitchen
Gloria
Unhappy Girl
People Are Strange
Light My Fire
Q&A w/Jim Morrison

1968

Feast Of Friends


Date: Various Dates - 1968
Location: Various U.S. Locations
Venue: Various
Taper: Paul Ferrara / Babe Hill

History:
As Paul Ferrara films 'Feast of Friends' in 1968, sound engineer Babe Hill records audio using a Nagra throughout various live performances. Babe can be spotted with the Nagra in photographs in which no audio is known to exist or acquaint the matching filmwork. There is a possibility some of the lost audio recordings still lie in The Doors archives.

Nagra Recording Locations:
Westbury Music Fair, New York
Northern California Folk Rock Fest
Bakersfield Civic Center
Honolulu International Center
Singer Bowl, New York
Cleveland Public Auditorium
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

London - The Roundhouse


Date: 09/06-07/1968
Location: London - UK
Venue: The Roundhouse
Taper: Granada Television

History:
Although portions of these performances are recorded through a board and used in Granada's Television production 'The Doors Are Open', the total amount of recorded tape is unknown. For years, it was believed that all four performances may have been recorded, however new research indicates that perhaps only two of the four performances at the Roundhouse were taped. The whereabouts of the original master tape recordings are unknown.

Known Recordings:
When The Music's Over
Five To One
Spanish Caravan
Back Door Man
Crawling King Snake
Light My Fire
The Unknown Soldier

1969

Mexico City - The Forum


Date: 06/27-30/1969
Location: Mexico City - MX
Venue: The Forum
Taper: Various Radio Stations

History:
The Doors are originally scheduled to be recorded live for broadcast on various Mexican radio stations, however no proof of the recording or broadcasts has ever been found. It's very likely that these shows were never recorded or broadcast.

Tracklists:
(Unknown)

Seattle Pop Festival


Date: 07/27/1969
Location: Woodinville - WA
Venue: Gold Creek Park (Seattle Pop Festival)
Taper: Unknown

History:
Various performers from this festival are said to be recorded either through a board or stage microphones. Many rumors exist as to its whereabouts, however no proof of these recordings has ever surfaced. This recording, if intact, is presumed complete.

Known Performances:
When The Music's Over
Light My Fire
Five To One
The End
      -Maggie M'Gill
      -Roadhouse Blues
(Unknown)

1970

New York - Felt Forum


Date: 01/17/1970 (Early Show)
Location: New York - NY
Venue: Felt Forum
Taper: Audience Member

History:
An audience member who attended the early show of the first night's performances at the Felt Forum in New York indicates that a tape recording was made and later lost. The attendee states: "They did early and late shows on January 17th and 18th and I went to the early one on the 17th. I recorded it on my $30 Norelco cassette recorder, but a friend's brother swiped the tape from me. I have no clue what happened to the tape after that."

Tracks Recorded:
(Unknown)

University Of Denver


Date: 04/12/1970
Location: Denver - CO
Venue: University Of Denver
Taper: 'McKevitt's Marauders'

History:
Greg Shaw's book indicates that this performance may have been recorded by a local vice squad known as 'McKevitt's Marauders', in the event that evidence is needed by authorities to press charges on The Doors or Jim Morrison. If a recording was made, it was most likely trashed or the tape was re-used.

Known Setlist:
Back Door Man
Five To One
Break On Through
Roadhouse Blues
The Spy
You Make Me Real
When The Music's Over
Ship Of Fools
Mystery Train
      -Away In India
      -Crossroads
Wake Up!
Light My Fire
      -St. James Infirmary
      -Summertime
Maggie M'Gill*
      -Been Down So Long
The End

* Featuring Ray On Guitar

San Diego International Sports Arena


Date: 08/22/1970
Location: San Diego - CA
Venue: San Diego International Sports Arena
Taper: Audience Member

History:
An amateur photograph from this performance captures an audience member close to the stage and holding a microphone. Although it is believed to be an unheard tape, there is still a good possibility this is the same taper from which a poor tape recording is already known to collectors and fans.

Known Setlist:
Introduction (Unknown)
Roadhouse Blues
Back Door Man
When The Music's Over
Unknown Track (Poem)
Carol
Louie, Louie
The Celebration Of The Lizard
Heartbreak Hotel
Light My Fire
      -Fever
      -Summetime
      -St. James Infirmary
      -Eleanor Rigby (Instrumental)
      -Easy Ride
(Incomplete)